Gillian Turnbull

MFA Mentor

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Gillian Turnbull is the author of Sonic Booms: Making Music in an Oil Town. She holds a PhD in ethnomusicology and is the former editor of Canadian Folk Music magazine. An MFA graduate from the Creative Nonfiction program at the University of King’s College, she has written for The Walrus, The National Post, The Puritan, Hazlitt, No Depression, Penguin Eggs, BC Musician, and the Grove Dictionary of American Music. She teaches music at Ryerson University, co-founded the Wide Cut Weekend Roots Music Festival in Calgary, and has hosted radio shows in Edmonton and Toronto